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Samsung’s Patent Infringement Found Un-Willful, Apple Won’t Get Triple Bonus Points

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Yesterday, there was new development in the Samsung vs. Apple case, with Judge Lucy Koh finding the Korean manufactures infringements of Cupertino’s patents un-willful. Previously when the jurors gave their verdict, it was possible that Samsung would have to pay triple the damages if the infringement was intended. Luckily for them and after a long appeals process, it looks like their bank accounts can sleep just a bit better at night not having to shell out in upwards of $3 billion dollars. 

Naturally, this ruling will also have an appeals process and we can expect this case to go on into the 2020′s it seems.

Via: Engadget

  • darkl3ad3r

    Congrats Samsung.

    Apple: get f***ed.

  • Gerret Walczak

    You missed the opportunity to say “treble damages”. Because, why not?

  • Raven

    First off, I love Android and hate Apple. But, I think that this case is backwards. I honestly do believe that Samsung set out to copy certain elements of the iPhone with certain earlier models of their Galaxy phones (S, Ace, Gio, etc.). There are plenty of similarities that no one else in Android is doing like the centered physical Home button. But, the Galaxy Nexus was completely unique and should have never been included and that is where things lose all credibility for me. Also, copying a few stylistic ideas should not be a patent offense and should have never been worth a ruling of a billion dollars. But, I do still believe that there was some willful design copying by Samsung in there.

  • Capt. Crunch

    Of course it was un-willful the Galaxy devices are nothing like an iPhone, they are better in almost every way. Apple just has some bulls*** patents that they never deserved in the first place.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Down with Apple! Down with Apple! Down with Apple! Now everyone!

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    “… we can expect this case to go on into the 2020′s…”

    Let’s hope Apple is a shell of its former self by then.

    • EvanTheGamer

      You know what man…I am so hoping that is the case. That they are barely a name anymore. In 2020 I’m hoping Google becomes a superpower so that they can finally destroy Apple once and for all!

      It just sucks for all the poor saps that will lose their jobs due to Apple’s downfall. But then again, they knew what they were getting themselves into when working at the sad excuse for a company.

      • Jason James

        those people overseas will find other jobs don’t you worry.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Okay, that’s good then. I don’t care what happens just as long as Google rids the planet of Apple once and for all! Or possibly builds a Texas-sized Android so it can just devour Apple in one sitting. That would be cool.

  • Google_fan

    im confident that Samsung will still be around in 2020′s, but im not so sure about Apple, unless another genius like Steve Jobs goes to work for them.

    I just hope Google hires the next gadget genius and not Apple.

    • Capt. Crunch

      They’ll still be around because you’ll always have fanboys, but the company will be much smaller and only control about a 15% market-share in the U.S.

      • michael arazan

        At the rate Android is going they’ll be lucky to have 1.5% by 2020, Apple has now dropped to 22%, the SG3 out sold iphones and that is just one phone of a plethora of Android devices. Iphones only sold 10 million worldwide last year.

    • http://twitter.com/itsmeEmilio Emilio Figueroa

      I can see there being a third major competitor that actually has more than a 10% market share, and Android will probably stay at around 35-40%, iOS at 30-35% and the third at the lowest. If apple continues to not innovate then their numbers will be lower, but I hope innovation continues from all the companies because It’s tiring to see the same old things from everyone

  • Keith Sumner

    I don’t even know what this means, put it into layman’s terms, I don’t know legal speak or what “unwillful” means as it applies to this situation.

    • New_Guy

      Meaning that Samsung did not mean to copy, or only copied something that the judge finds should not have been protected in the first place. In essence, they were not trying to be malicious.

  • mustbepbs

    One small step for Samsung, one giant leap for Apple haters.

  • Warwick

    GG

    • NexusPhan69

      This should be top comment. Put a big smile on my face.

  • Thomas

    F*** Apple !!!

    • Justin W

      F*** them good and hard!!!

      • EvanTheGamer

        No.

    • EvanTheGamer

      AYE!!

  • AF

    first

    • KleenDroid

      Amazingly good job

      • EvanTheGamer

        Woah! You switched it up? Nice, I digg it!

    • ChristianJohnson

      Good job son, I’m proud.

    • EvanTheGamer

      First of what? First of many firsts?